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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fresh off his maiden NASCAR Cup Series win last Saturday at Daytona, William Byron has been upbeat now that he got the win, but also a contract extension. On Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Byron will stay in the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE through 2022. A day later, Byron discussed that talks about staying with them have been going on for some time with Rick Hendrick saying the deal was signed on August 8, according to Bob Pockrass. “I had one year left afterRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Kentucky is known for horsepower of a four-legged kind with the state hosting the prestigious Kentucky Derby each year, but back in 2011, the state gained a new kind of horsepower when the NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Kentucky Speedway for the inaugural running of the Quaker State 400. After years of lobbying for a Cup Series date to go along with the Xfinity Series and Truck Series races the track had been hosting since opening its gates in 2000, the Speedway Motorsports Inc. owned trackRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Pocono Raceway carries the moniker of the “Tricky Triangle” for a reason, with its three different corners and long straightaways giving even the most seasoned of drivers fits over the years, so when a rookie comes in and excels at the 2.5-mile track, it certainly turns some heads. Back in 2006, Denny Hamlin, who was in his first full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series behind the wheel of a Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, showed the rest of the field how it’s done by winning notRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, it was a common sight to see the Wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises battling it out for the win, but in the following decades, both teams found themselves in a slump. All of that changed when the NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Bristol in March 2001 with Elliott Sadler and John Andretti driving the famous No. 21 and No. 43 cars for the Wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises, respectively. As the Food City 500 played out, several drivers took their turnsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been plenty of weird and quirky moments in NASCAR history — then there’s the 1999 Transouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway. Having been delayed once already due to rain, Mother Nature had one more trick up her sleeve with 130 laps remaining in the race, leading to one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory. As Jeff Burton led the way over Jeremy Mayfield, the skies darkened and rain started falling again as the leaders made their way off Turn 4 and ontoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two months ago, Denny Hamlin started the eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series campaign going to virtual victory lane at Homestead and he’ll end the season in virtual victory lane as the three-time Daytona 500 champion won Saturday’s North Wilkesboro 160. Hamlin, who led 24 of 160 laps, had to overcome a quick fix after wrecking John Hunter Nemechek at the exit of Turn 1 on Lap 5. This appeared to be payback from last Sunday at Dover as the two had multiple incidents before Nemechek tried finishingRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In a much-applauded highly-anticipated schedule move the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series – featuring many of the sport’s top competitors – will conclude its inaugural run with the North Wilkesboro 160 at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX (where available and subject to change), FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Jeff Gordon, who won the last NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic former stop on the series schedule (Sept. 29, 1996), will again stepRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The iRacing ace reigned supreme once more as William Byron scored his third eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series victory in Sunday’s Finish Line 150 at virtual Dover International Speedway, leading 79 of 150 laps. Not only the master of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE continued his dominance, he also extended Hendrick Motorsports’ win streak to four with Byron taking three of those. Byron’s race winning move took place with 7 laps remaining when he poke down to the bottom to get by Timmy HillRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Alex “Bowman the Showman” ekes out Corey LaJoie by just 0.036 seconds in an entertaining GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway Sunday. It was no doubt quite the day for Bowman as his road towards victory had many bumps along the way. Not only he was collected in the big one on Lap 16, but also had to save fuel heading into overtime. Those thoughts were thrown out the window LaJoie turned race leader Ty Dillon coming to the tri-oval for the final time in theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service There’s been no shortage of action and intrigue in the opening four rounds of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, but even the most experienced of the virtual competitors expect it all to turn up a notch with Sunday’s GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX where available, FS1 and the FOX Sports App). Fourteen former Talladega winners are entered this week as the sport continues to compete virtually and offer fans a racing retreat of sorts as the countryRead More